The Coachella message board is doing a good job of tracking the upcoming Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now's the time that bands begin leaking confirmations, revealing their hands on MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, and basically spilling the beans one way or another. For example, this from Phoenix.
That said, this is not an officially confirmed list. This is a pre-list of sorts, one that looks very very reliable based on the message boards.
A Place to Bury Strangers
Craze and Klever
Corinne Bailey Rae
El Gran Silencio
As Tall As Lions
After the jump, the oddsmakers at the message board list other "heavily rumored" acts.
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Heavily rumored (via Coachella message board):
The Rolling Stones http://www.buddyhead.com/category/gossip-home/
Beastie Boys ("Considering playing") http://www.movieline.com/2009/12/ada...ella-plans.php
Public Image http://thescenestar.typepad.com/ss/2...up-rumors.html
Spoon and Deerhunter
Wilco (Coachella is in between stops from PA and Japan) http://www.wilcoworld.net/shows/index.php
Smashing Pumpkins (Billy Corgan talked about hopefully playing coachella in an interview)
Dead Weather (said he might go to coachella on the vault chat someone took a screen shot here) http://www.coachella.com/forum/showt...t=33601&page=8
Faith No More (Are apparently playing SF in April) http://twitter.com/Roddybottum
Echo and the Bunnymen-Touring West and East Coast in April
Sunny Day Real Estate (in talks to play according to superfiction who talked to them)
Vampire Weekend-Lediable said that they told him they were playing coachella after a show.
Grizzly Bear http://pitchfork.com/news/tours/71-b...european-tour/
Hot Chip and the xx (touring together in April 16 in SF)
Tegan and Sara (spring tour does not include LA and stops in SLC Utah on April 6) http://teganandsara.com/shows/
Bad Lieutenant "additional dates in April" http://pitchfork.com/news/37101-bad-...ancel-us-gigs/
The Cribs-Johnny Marr said so after a show
Major Lazer and Rusko Hard SF lineup Arpril 16
Beach House http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/Sal...RRAL_ID=tmfeed
Passion Pit http://www.myspace.com/passionpitjams
Dirty Projectors (pancakes talked to them after the show and confirmed it)
Hard NYC Lineup April 4: Proxy, Boys Noize, Buraka Som Sistema, Major Lazer.
Porcupine Tree http://www.porcupinetree.com/tour.cfm
Imogen Heap: wants to play and working on getting booked http://twitter.com/imogenheap/status/5180421079
Camera Obscura http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35114
looking for opportunities in Spring around anchor festivals
Avett Brothers (playing in Nevada the weekend of Coachella and stagecoach http://www.theavettbrothers.com/events
Mew-confirmed by dub vulture at one of their shows
Hockey (supposedly Alt Nation on XM radio said they would be playing)
Baroness (said they were playing after a show)
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (Coachella Bound was told by the band they have an offer to play)
Delorean-touring with Miike Snow
Girls (said that they are in talks to play after a show)
jj SF show on April 16
Washed Out http://pitchfork.com/news/tours/71-b...european-tour/
rx bandits http://www.myspace.com/rxbandits
Iglu and Hartly weeklymix was told by the band that they were playing
Again, these are still rumors, but the diehards on the Coachella message boards are more reliable than anyone (though also wildly inaccurate at times).